Model Pregnancy Accommodation Policy

Model Pregnancy Accommodation Policy for Employers

Pregnancy accommodation is governed by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and numerous state and local laws. This downloadable model policy is designed to harmonize the requirements of the various federal laws and, to the extent possible, comply with state and local laws. It reflects the philosophy that employers benefit from the retention of competent, trained, and experienced employees and from a discrimination-free environment.

EMPLOYERS SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF THEIR LOCAL EMPLOYMENT LAWYER before adopting and implementing this policy. This policy is not legal advice, and may not be construed as legal advice. It may not adequately or accurately reflect the laws that govern a particular employer’s legal obligations to accommodate pregnant employees.

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